The Lost Babies Of China's One-Child Policy

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    China: 30 Years Since The Introduction Of One Child Policy, Millions Of Girls Have Disappeared | World News | Sky News

    Wow. Saddest story of the day. :(
     
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    Given the intersection of tough economics and cultural norms, this is a problem for all asia in greater or lesser degree. In Asian culture, families are extended and several generations live together. Sons stay with the parent until the parent dies, and so sons are an investment, daughters are a cost. Daughters move into households with their husbands. In South China the government is turning a deliberate blind eye to large numbers of North Korean and Vietnamese brides, so China is in a way exporting its problem. As usual.
     
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    Sounds like economic opportunity to me.

    AS China grows wealthier and the USA poorer, will US mail order brides be the next US export?

    This golden opportunity might do great things to our balance of trade.

    Damn! and here I am completely bereft of daughters to sell to lonely Chinamen
     
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    Well, given the rate of change in incomes , what with China growing at 7% per year, ROK growing at around 6% or better, this is something that might come about real soon. Especially given the pussification of boys at most public schools these days. Girls want men.
     
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    My immediate family can't stand the vast majority of our extended family, something along the lines of a social-economic triangle, and the worst of human nature contained within it. My favorite was how some of our extended family members treated us as some how inferior because instead of wasting our money on flashy cars, and expensive houses in a futile effort to be on the social ladder, we kept to ourselves, saved money, and as a result we were prepared for medical emergencies i.e. father's cancer treatment. So fuck them. :hmpf:
     
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    One cool thing about the way they do things is that they make sure the in laws get along with the kids before making a commitment.

    My mama in law really worked hard at getting us divorced.
     
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    You must have a good extended family then, mine just sucks. :)
     
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    Ha ha. In the Catholic religion, couples must attend Pre-Cana classes before they marry. They spent an inordinate amount of time on in-laws, which my husband and I were confused about. We adore each other's families. Never once an issue, thank goodness.
     
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    You'll probably notice that most of the Chinese babies adopted by your friends, family, and neighbors are girls. My daughter's friend's family adopted one. She's adorable. Who wouldn't want a darling little Chinese girl?

    Yes, China is developing an excess male population. This has happened in other times and places because of infanticide. I believe it can lead to a more warlike society.
     
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    They call it "gendercide" now. I bugged my husband for years to adopt a little girl from China. We have two boys. No luck. Now we're a bit too old to deal with diapers.
     

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